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bands like it when you yell YAR! at them [Jul. 19th, 2006|10:29 am]
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MINUS THE BEAR

for a supergroup from Seattle (of local bands- "botch", "killsadie", and "sharks keep moving" fame ) the end result of minus the bear is pretty disappointing. You're left with a completly expected fake-romantic set of lyrics combined with the typical guitar sounds of POST-rock bands like cursive, dismemberment plan and death cab for cutie. Lyrics like "me stealing glances as she stole my breath" are horrifically revolting (yes this is coming from a dashboard-confessional fan). There is a part of me that wants to love them but theres also a part of me that wants to pour salt on snails and watch them fry.

What are they anyway? emo? math-rock? post-hardcore?. Either way, don't like this one, especially the new album- Menos El Oso- it's a pile of wank.
However, if you are that way inclined don't fail to download...

let's play guitar in a five-guitar band and hey!wanna throw up? get me naked
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[User Picture]From: foofoofoo
2006-07-19 01:40 pm (UTC)
wasn't math rock a genre invented to make music nazi's feel alright about liking the emo-inclined bands of america?
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-19 01:47 pm (UTC)
true dat. they put some confusing rules with it aswell like "thou must only use odd time meters in ones music sounds" and that kind of crap. A friend spent about half an hour explaining the difference between post-hardcore/emo and "math rock" once... but to be honest it's a load of balonie.
For a really confused rant about emo, see owen's post on nu-emo (what a gay)
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[User Picture]From: cyanidetongue
2006-07-19 04:32 pm (UTC)
:'(
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-19 10:29 pm (UTC)
CORRECTION- see owen's really interesting and amazingly hip post about nu-emo, no joke of a lie.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxetc
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-19 02:01 pm (UTC)
bloody hell, i just looked up some reviews of apparant "math-rock" bands, the obvious ones- q and not u and slint (to be honest they're the only ones i can think of). Apparantly The dillinger escape plan is part of the math-core genre aswell along with the number 12 looks good on you (or is it "looks like you"...) and converge,
gah.
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[User Picture]From: cyanidetongue
2006-07-19 04:31 pm (UTC)
i think basically putting a "post-" prefix on a genre means that its the reverse of the original, and "math-" means that its the same but all off-kilter and weird.

slint are pretty much the original post-rock band i think, and math-core is just math-rock but with screaming.
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-19 02:06 pm (UTC)
jesus, and i meant POST ROCK. not prog rock.
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[User Picture]From: cyanidetongue
2006-07-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
i think they are okay, in the same way that explosions in the sky/mogwai/sigur ros are okay. actually, i quite like those 3 bands, they are quite good for backgound music/music to think to. i think its the lyrics that make minus the bear a bit crap. they don't seem to be able to work out what they want to be either, musically. it all seems a bit confused.
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-19 10:32 pm (UTC)
i wikipedia'd math-rock, and apparantly slint/etc are because they don't use 2:2 timings or something and it's really off-beat in an "interesting" kind of way instead of a gross kind of way (apparently). Plus math-rock bands by nature have really shite lyrics because it's all about the music maaan.
but i agree, all a bit confused. And i did like them a little bit, i suppose.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-20 03:16 am (UTC)
those bands are not prog-rock? they're not post-rock either if you meant that? they're also pretty different sounding bands, especially the dismemberment plan who are (were?) nothing like the others and really much better. What's with the need to classify and group everything anyway? It only confuses me.

Yes, well.. apparently i can post things on here without actually signing up, how exciting.

it's Becky by the way, obv.
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-20 07:37 am (UTC)
yah, yah, see three comments up... i corrected myself. i think i got a bit overexcited. the dimemberment plan- they are post-rock, eh? i don't really remember what i was comparing it to, i have no idea why i'm awake. it is half past eight in the morning and i would like to die a little bit.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-20 04:43 pm (UTC)
heh, uhm.. no they're kinda not, just general indie-rock i think. more like built to spill and pavement and stuff.

i didn't get paid enough money and also want to die a bit :'(
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-20 05:06 pm (UTC)
ps. please send me those photos of you to cheer me up
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-20 06:51 pm (UTC)
hah. i just looked at them again and they are so awful, it's great. make a myspace and i'll put them on that ;)(y)=me. *enter your scorned face*
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[User Picture]From: thisradioactive
2006-07-20 11:51 am (UTC)
OKAY, i'm actually awake now. Cursive/ minus the bear/ and death cab are really similar sounding to me...? god, i didn't really mean post/prog rock at all i don't think. I'm not really sure what i was talking about, i'm sure i had a point to what i was saying...
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